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What is human consciousness, where did it come from, and what is its place in the material world?

Oh Jesus. I’m obviously not asking for a definite answer. Use your imaginations a little – what do you THINK?

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danielpsw
danielpsw
9 years ago

Consciousness is a quality of the mind generally regarded to comprise qualities such as subjectivity, self-awareness, sentience, sapience, and the ability to perceive the relationship between oneself and one’s environment. It is a subject of much research in philosophy of mind, psychology, neurology, and cognitive science. Some philosophers divide consciousness into phenomenal consciousness, which is experience itself, and access consciousness, which is the processing of the things in experience (Block 2004). Phenomenal consciousness is the state of being conscious, such as when we say “I am conscious”. Access consciousness is being conscious of something in relation to abstract concepts, such… Read more »

CoolLuke
CoolLuke
9 years ago

This is a great question! This manifestation of the omnipotence of infinite consciousness enters into an alliance with time, space and causation which are indispensible to the manifestation. Thence arose the infinite names and forms. But all these apparent names and forms are not different from the infinite consciousness. That aspect of this infinite consciousness which relates itself to the names and forms and thus to time, space and causation is known as ‘the knower of the field’, or the witness consciousness. The body is the field; that which knows this field inside out and in all its aspects is… Read more »

lb
lb
9 years ago

human consciousness is really interesting. it’s the only thing that is scientifically and philosophically irreducible.

The one
The one
9 years ago

The ability to comprehend the things about you,…. source God ….
its place…..principally to comprehend the one who made you and from there down ….

How would you feel if you where the only person on Earth ..just think about this for ten seconds……………..beyond fear isn’t it …

jonmcn49
jonmcn49
9 years ago

We are working on the first two questions, so you are asking a whole lot, there. We do know that there is no metaphysical answer to the question. Thus; the mind is instantiated in the brain and consciousness is a brain/biological function. If any one tells you that this is not the approximate truth; they are seriously deluded.

quick_sand
quick_sand
9 years ago

good question…no one has that answer or we would meet God.

Prymax
Prymax
9 years ago

That’s a question without out any factual answers. That’s basically asking, “What’s the point of life? / Who created the universe?”

I’m assuming you won’t have anything resolved with the Q.

Eagleflyer
Eagleflyer
9 years ago

Human consciousness is the univerese becoming aware of itself. It came for the stars. It’s place in the material world? You got me there.

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